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Old 1st December 2009
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R8Brain is a SRC.. Sample Rate Converter.. That's it.
Does it Dither too?
Old 1st December 2009
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No R8brain doesn't dither.. it does some basics though like... truncating and normalizing. It includes different SRC filter options but don't worry about them. Just set the filters to ultra-steep mode and to minimum phase for the best result. Its the best SRC out there. Doesn't get any better..

Rule is...

Dither first before R8brain, then you can truncate and SRC in R8brain last.
Old 2nd December 2009
  #63
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No R8brain doesn't dither.. it does some basics though like... truncating and normalizing. It includes different SRC filter options but don't worry about them. Just set the filters to ultra-steep mode and to minimum phase for the best result. Its the best SRC out there. Doesn't get any better..

Rule is...

Dither first before R8brain, then you can truncate and SRC in R8brain last.
Ok thanks for letting me know.

So steps:

Dither from 24 to 16 with Ozone for example. Then use R8brain to SRC.

Is that what's recommended?
Old 2nd December 2009
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Originally Posted by chrislago View Post
Ok thanks for letting me know.

So steps:

Dither from 24 to 16 with Ozone for example. Then use R8brain to SRC.

Is that what's recommended?
I think you want to run something that exclusively dithers and then run r8brain for downsampling.
Old 2nd December 2009
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Ok thanks for letting me know.

So steps:

Dither from 24 to 16 with Ozone for example. Then use R8brain to SRC.

Is that what's recommended?
Kind of.. Dither doesn't take you down in bitrate. That's what truncating does. Dither just adds random noise which gets rid of the quantization noise caused by digital. You must dither before you truncate or else errors will occor in the truncation process. These errors create and unnatural distortion called quantization distortion.

So..

Dither first... which adds random noise allowing proper truncation
Truncate next... which reduces the bitrate by reducing the waveform
SRC... which resamples and anti-aliases providing the final output format
Old 3rd December 2009
  #66
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I think you want to run something that exclusively dithers and then run r8brain for downsampling.
Thanks, will do that from now.


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Originally Posted by J CraQ View Post
Kind of.. Dither doesn't take you down in bitrate. That's what truncating does. Dither just adds random noise which gets rid of the quantization noise caused by digital. You must dither before you truncate or else errors will occor in the truncation process. These errors create and unnatural distortion called quantization distortion.

So..

Dither first... which adds random noise allowing proper truncation
Truncate next... which reduces the bitrate by reducing the waveform
SRC... which resamples and anti-aliases providing the final output format
Ok great, Thanks a lot for the info, it'll help me a lot!

I care about audio quality and I want to get the best quality I can and not lose any in the process.
Old 4th December 2009
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Just keep twiddling knobs until it sounds right.

thats the answer to all the problems of life
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